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Justine Bateman to Star on ‘Arrested Development’:

Dec 8, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Justine Bateman will guest star on one of the final episodes of Fox’s comedy series “Arrested Development,” which stars her brother Jason Bateman. Ms. Bateman begins shooting her episode this week, which is scheduled to air Monday, Jan. 9. In the episode, Michael (Mr. Bateman) investigates the possibility that he may have a long-lost older sister named Nellie Bluth (Mr. Bateman).

The critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning “Arrested” has struggled in the ratings since it premiered in fall 2003. This season the show moved from Sundays to Mondays, where it has continued to underperform. “Arrested” was pre-empted for much of November sweeps, had its production order cut and is not expected to return next season.

The show is a production of Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television. Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, David Nevins and Mitchell Hurwitz are executive producers.